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Poster: brewster Date: Jul 9, 2009 7:22pm
Forum: texts Subject: Re: 1,500,000 free books


We may be seeing a wave of discards from libraries as digitized holdings become more prevalent. We have heard rumors of this from Google libraries-- that google's copy will mean they can toss theirs. Scary, but there it is.

The Internet Archive is developing methods of storing physical books, but we are not there yet.

-brewster

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Poster: garthus Date: Jul 9, 2009 7:50pm
Forum: texts Subject: Re: 1,500,000 free books

Brewster,

I found in the trash dumpster from this same University library a list of Google books, which were cross referenced with the discards. They were literally discarding hundreds of books which they found on Google. They are going through their stacks and culling anything which was on Google or which was not circulating to their liking.

Gerry

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Poster: Wildflowers Lover Date: Jul 9, 2009 8:34pm
Forum: texts Subject: Re: 1,500,000 free books

I would also like to see that list, as I use googlebooks daily for genealogy references.

TIA,

Lynne

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Poster: brewster Date: Jul 9, 2009 7:53pm
Forum: texts Subject: Re: 1,500,000 free books

That is very interesting. Can you post that here, or send it to me in email? Anything that can make that correspondence would be helpful.

-brewster
brewster@archive.org